e-commerce and Free Software

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amuza
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If someone wants to have a website with a shop but they cannot write code, what would you recommend?

amuza
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I'm looking for something easy, for a very basic and small store. And, if possible, done with a Static Site Generator.

MistahDarcy
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The most widely used and obvious choice would be a Wordpress (GPLv2+) site with Woocommerce (GPL). No coding knowledge required and you can self host or use one of the many thousands of hosts available.

https://wordpress.org/ | https://woocommerce.com/

The next I would recommend is Drupal (GPLv2+). They have a version called Commerce Kickstart that has almost everything configured out of the box. Drupal is also what the FSF is using for their small storefront https://shop.fsf.org/. Quickly looking at their source code, I'm pretty sure Thinkpenguin is also using Drupal https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/catalog

https://www.drupal.org/project/commerce_kickstart

I don't know of any simple free software static site generator with e-commerce support. If anyone else does, please chime in.

Magic Banana

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I have heard of PrestaShop: https://www.prestashop.com

zigote
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Magento is one of the leading e-commerce platforms. Last year it got acquired by Adobe though, so I don't know where it will go in the future.

You can check others here too:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_shopping_cart_software

amuza
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Thank you!